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Comment – The Age of Independents (and minor parties)

Comment – The Age of Independents (and minor parties)

By Stuart Bruce, 22/12/2018 When I was making my way through my politics degree, I recall the popular subjects on Australian politcs where a general precept was repeated constantly – that minor parties and independents might occasionally snatch a seat or two but that invariably the real power is with the two major parties and… Continue Reading

Fairfax publish CAPP and RealPoll findings

Fairfax publish CAPP and RealPoll findings

Same-sex marriage: Secret moves within Coalition to hobble plebiscite Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/samesex-marriage-secret-moves-within-coalition-to-hobble-plebiscite-20160624-gprerl.html#ixzz4CYqSqDDv Follow us: @theage on Twitter | theageAustralia on Facebook Continue Reading

Advance Australia Fairly

Advance Australia Fairly

By Brad Elphinstone and Stuart Bruce, 7/4/2016 Malcolm Turnbull has recently declared that while private schools will continue to receive Federal funding, public schools will not. Regardless of whether or not it occurs, it comes on top of the Abbott government’s approach which seemingly aimed to reduce existing levels of equality. This is inferred by… Continue Reading

Turnbull is PM but it’s the hard right that rules

Turnbull is PM but it’s the hard right that rules

Liberal MPs constantly talk about the how different Turnbull is to Abbott; “it’s the vibe”. The electorate is yet to be convinced. By Stuart Bruce, 6/3/2016 On Insider’s this morning, Barry Cassidy asked Liberal senator Mitch Fifield, how has Turnbull moved the government back to the centre after Tony Abbott’s tenure? Fifield replied somewhere along… Continue Reading